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Building a Foundation for Better Wildland Fire Management Outcome Reporting Using Knowledge Graphs

By CDO Council · March 02, 2022
In 2021, the Federal Chief Data Officers Council conducted a pilot project to explore the use of knowledge graph technology and its applicability to data governance with a focus on wildland fire fuel reduction efforts... Continue Reading

CDO Playbook Provides Guidance as the Federal Government Expands Use of Data as a Strategic Asset

By CDO Council · January 06, 2022
The CDO Council has released the Chief Data Officer (CDO) Playbook to help CDOs act as key value drivers as the federal government expands its use of data as a strategic asset... Continue Reading

CDOC - Celebrating a successful 2021!

By CDO Council · January 03, 2022
2022 blocks in orange background As 2021 comes to a close and we reflect on the hard work we’ve put in over the last year, we can see the many ways the Chief Data Officers Council has pursued its vision to lead transformational change that improves the nation’s ability to leverage Federal data as a strategic asset. Continue Reading

CDO Council Public Meeting recording and RFI are now available online

By CDO Council · October 27, 2021
federal chief data officers council public meeting The public meeting highlighted the CDO Council's first year accomplishments, priorities and working group updates. Additionally, large and small agency CDOs shared information about their data activities, the Evidence Act Councils shared about Federal data collaboration efforts and the CDO Council shared its Request for Information (RFI) for pub... Continue Reading

CDO Council pilot uses NLP for Comment Analysis

By CDO Council · July 14, 2021
comment analysis post thumbnail The CDO Council is excited to share the results of a pilot project that explored using state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to aid and expedite comment analysis in the federal rulemaking process. When a Congressional bill becomes law, agencies may need to draft regulations and publish them to implement those laws. The re... Continue Reading

CDAT: A Platform for American Diplomacy During Crisis

By CDO Council · July 14, 2021
Early into the U.S. Department of State's response to the COVID-19 crisis, the need for a single source for all pandemic-relevant data quickly became apparent... Continue Reading

CDO Council Year in Review

By Ted Kaouk, CDO Council Chair · June 11, 2021
1-year themed balloons floating from CDO Council branded box When over eighty of my fellow agency Chief Data Officers met for the first time in January 2020 at the first meeting of the Federal Chief Data Officer (CDO) Council, we did not imagine that our collective responsibilities for harnessing, sharing, and using data to inform decision-making would be put to the test quite so quickly or with such urge... Continue Reading

Update on Government-wide Data Scientist Hiring Pilot

By Dan Morgan, CDO Council Vice-Chair · June 11, 2021
Handshake between two business people with abstract data graphics overlayed Over the last several years, Federal agencies have been working to manage data as a strategic asset. Indeed, between 2018 and 2019, there was a flurry of activity and guidance focused on maturing how agencies manage and use data. Congress passed important legislation, including the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act... Continue Reading

FY 2021 CDOC Goals

By CDOC Council · June 11, 2021
Darts hitting bullseye of target to represent goals We have set our goals and objectives for FY 2021. We look forward to working on these with the Council community. Goal 1: Develop a vibrant learning community to ensure that CDOs have the resources to lead data-driven change. Objective: Host regular information sharing sessions to exchange and develop best practices... Continue Reading

CDOC Survey and Results

By CDO Council · May 31, 2021
a hand is filling out a survey with a pen The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Making Act requires all agencies to have a Chief Data Officer (CDO) and creates a Council that brings all of the CDOs together. The CDO Council now includes approximately 80 member CDOs from both CFO and non-CFO Act agencies across government... Continue Reading

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